Tests & Exams

Cramming for the big exam? Here's what you need to know about preparing for tests and retaining information. Plus: How to succeed on the standardized test.

8 Ways to Help Kids Ace Tests

Does your child need help with taking exams? Follow these tips to help your kid be a whiz at pop quizzes and tests.

Help Your Kid Be a Better Speller

Or should we say, a better S-P-E-L-L-E-R?

16 Ways to Improve Your Child's Test Scores

Test-taking skills and strategies can be learned.

Does Your Child Need a Tutor?

Move over, babysitters. The hot new names on parents' contacts lists: tutors. Find out whether your child truly needs one.

Coping with Child Stress

What causes stress for your child and how to help.

High-Tech Cheating and How to Stop It

In an age of text messaging, cell phone cameras, and online plagiarism, even the brightest students are cheating and taking shortcuts to good grades. Here's how you can fight back -- and keep your kid honest.

Kids Who Eat a Healthy Breakfast Are Twice as Likely to Succeed in School

A new study provides the most convincing evidence yet that breakfast really is the most important meal of the day for kids.

Test Stress

Whether your kids are just jittery before exams or prone to full-blown freakouts, there are ways you can help.

How to Prevent Cheating

Even "good" students might copy the answers from someone else. Help your child avoid the temptation.

Classroom Secrets

You probably already know the basics of priming your child for school success: Read with her regularly, get to know her teachers and try to be involved in school activities. But there are plenty of other important lessons that parents can learn from those who spend every day in school: the teachers. We rounded up top educators from across the country -- many parents themselves -- to share wisdom gleaned from their years in the classroom. Here, teachers' best insider tips:

The Common Core Is In Retreat

More states are dropping or revising these new student standards, as the opt-out movement gains steam.

Helping a Pint-sized Perfectionist

As children become aware of other people's expectations, they often develop higher standards for themselves. But while a little bit of perfectionism is productive, too much can overwhelm a child.

Dealing with Kids' Test Stress

Parenting expert Jan Faull, MEd, gives advice on helping children prepare for tests, and what to do when testing seems to be getting out of hand.

Standing Up to Testing: The Scoop on Statewide Exams

Statewide exams have become a burden for struggling schools and a huge source of anxiety for both kids and parents.

Success Strategies From Top Principals

The school year is quickly approaching and we're here to guide you and your family in the right direction to prepare for that the first day of school. Read on to hear some smart ideas from America's educators.

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